A Tropical Thank You

Hello Everyone, so glad you’ve stopped by!

Today I am experimenting with a more “geometric” styled card, with a tropical color scheme. The geometric style is not something I do a lot of, but I like going outside of my “comfort zone” and trying new things!



I absolutely love the adorable little flip-flops digi stamp by Neat and Tangled…. so cute! I opened the file up in my photo editor and overlapped the two flip flops, as if I were “masking” one and stamping the other over top.

I printed the pair out onto some white cardstock and colored them with watercolor pencils, blending the shading with some Dove blending solution and a paintbrush. After my flip flops were dry, I fussy cut them out with some precision scissors, drew on some white dots and attached some enamel hearts to the centers, which I then covered with some Rock Candy Stickles.

Moving on to my main panel…


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I cut a piece of white cardstock to 3 1/2″ by 4 3/4″ and did a bit of stamping. I first stamped the words “thank you” using stamps from Hero Arts “Everyday Sayings” and Heidi Swapp’s “September Skies” sets.  I heat embossed the word “you” with some clear embossing powder as well.

With that same “September Skies” stamp set, I used the outline triangle stamp to create a vertical, clear embossed background along the left side of the panel. Taking the smaller of the solid triangles, I filled in a few of the shapes with yellow, pink and teal pigment inks.


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Because I wanted this card to have a more “geometric” feel, I took a Heidi Swapp chevron stencil, and turned it at a 45° angle. Using some dark pink pigment ink, I inked the pattern onto the white cardstock card base. I love how bold and fun this pattern look turned on its side!

My main panel is layered a top a black cardstock panel cut just slightly larger than the main panel. I adhered the two pieces to my card base using dimensional foam tape and tied a yellow ribbon around the bottom portion. I then adhered my flip flops to the card with some liquid adhesive at the bottoms of the flip flops and foam tape at the tops.


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For a final finishing touch, I scattered some clear rhinestones around the card.

While this is a bit different then most cards I tend to make, I like how it turned out. I hope you’ve enjoyed as well, and thanks again for stopping by!  :)


Inspiration & Challenges

The layout of this card is inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches challenge #177, and is submitted into the challenge.

I’ve also submitted this card into the CASology week 137 “Tropical” challenge, and the Little Tangles challenge #54 “Anything Goes“.


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8 Responses

  1. Tracy Ercole says:

    Great card! Love all the details and you did fab with the geometric style. Thanks for joining us at Little Tangles.

  2. I love these colors and I love how you used the flip flops! Thank you so much for joining us at Little Tangles!

  3. What cute flip flops! Love the colors and fun triangle “confetti’…a warm and happy card!

  4. May Park says:

    I really admire your effort to go outside of your comfort zone, Nina!! I need that, too!!! Love your happy colors on your card! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week! Hugs, May

  5. Jen Brum says:

    Fun card! Love those bright colours and sweet flip flops! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  6. Jen W. says:

    It might be outside of your comfort zone but you still rocked it! Love the pop of pink from the background pattern and those little flip flops are adorable! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  7. This is so cute! Love the sweet flip flops and summery colors! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

  8. Judy1223 says:

    Oh, I love the way you altered the layout of these digi flip flops, so clever and fun! I also love the tropical colors you used on your fun card! Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

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